rsshardware https://www.idc.com/rss/2805.do IDC RSS alerts European Enterprise Infrastructure Storage Forecast, 2021–2025: Flash Adoption Accelerates https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR146492721&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>Unlike previous global crises that triggered significant declines in spending on storage infrastructure, the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized a different phase in technology penetration in life and in business. The sudden shift of most "normal" activities to remote mode triggered further digitization of business and consumer activities, which expanded the hardware infrastructure base. However, in an industry-shaping twist, this expansion concentrated in cloud service provider datacenters that tend to utilize server-based architectures for their storage needs and services. However, the European external enterprise storage systems (ESS) market also felt the impact of this demand, declining at 8%, a relatively light weakness compared with previous crises, and broadly in line with the performance of other parts of the IT infrastructure such as servers and storage. Furthermore:</P><UL><LI>The external enterprise storage systems market will return to growth in 2021 as end-user spending will increase by 7.4% to reach $7.0 billion. </LI><LI>The external ESS market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.6% from 2020 to 2025, and will oscillate between growth in 2021, 2023, and 2024, and slight declines in 2022 (1.3%) and 2025 (0.3%).</LI><LI>The all-flash array (AFA) segment will grow at a CAGR of 8.5%, accounting for 60.7% external ESS sales in 2025 (up from 43.8% in 2020). In Europe, the AFA segment is being strongly adopted, having already surpassed the value of hybrid flash arrays (HFA) in 2020. The HFA segment will continue to be pressured, declining at a CAGR of 4.4% to a share of 27.5% in 2025. </LI><LI>The HDD-only segment will decline at a CAGR of 7.4%, accounting for just 11.8% share of the external ESS market in 2025.</LI></UL><P>This IDC Market Forecast provides historical data (2020) and forecast data (2021–2025) for the European external enterprise storage systems (ESS) markets. The forecast represents an annual view of the quarterly forecast released in June 2021 in IDC's Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. The forecast and historical data focus on end-user consumption of three categories of enterprise storage systems — external OEM, internal OEM, and "other," which covers cumulative shipments of systems sold directly to customers by original design manufacturers (ODMs). For each category, IDC has estimated value (end-user spending), terabytes, and price per gigabyte.</P><P>"As an agile and flexible IT infrastructure becomes more important for businesses to be competitive, storage is becoming an integral enabler of a modern enterprise infrastructure across core and edge to cloud," said Andrew Buss, research director, European Enterprise Infrastructure at IDC. "Enterprise storage continues to evolve to become more agile through software-defined architectures, seamless hybrid-cloud integration, increased automation, and AIOps, as well as a shift to flexible consumption with 'storage as a service' delivery models."</P> Market Forecast Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Buss, Pavel Roland, Silvia Cosso IDC Market Glance: Intelligent Urban Transportation, 3Q21 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US48091321&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Market Glance provides an overview of the vendors participating in the worldwide intelligent urban transportation ecosystem.</P> Market Presentation Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Matt Arcaro Market Analysis Perspective: Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan and China) IP Video Solutions Landscape https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP47964621&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) covers the IP video solutions market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China) (APEJC). Video analytics, video surveillance and analytics, and video management systems (VMS) are included under IP video solutions. IDC forecasts growth through 2025, which is driven by business intelligence, public health needs, the transition from analog cameras to IP cameras, the emergence of smart IP cameras, and the proliferation of cloud-based video analytics systems. Notably, the VMS/video surveillance analytics ecosystem in APEJC is composed of global IP camera makers and software companies that specialize in video analytics. In APEJC, the leading use cases for IP camera and VMS/analytics are smart buildings, smart factories, transport hubs, and Smart Cities.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Bill Rojas, Deepika Rathod, Hugh Ujhazy The Role of IIoT in Railway Communication Infrastructure https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP47963921&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study looks at the role of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the development of railway communications infrastructure (RCI). Railway communications infrastructure has been deploying IIoT for over 15 years by utilizing multiple location determination, sensing, and wireless technologies. Global System for Mobile Railway (GSM-R) has been the workhorse of the data and voice communications services in RCI but as the system ages the industry is looking to 5G to modernize voice and data communications in RCI. IIoT solutions must provide high reliability, predictable latencies, and suitable bandwidth for different use cases.</P> Market Note Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Bill Rojas, Hugh Ujhazy The Shifting Center of Primary Processor and Accelerator Influence in the Enterprise Infrastructure Market https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US48092821&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Market Presentation provides adoption trends and sentiment for heterogeneous computing in the datacenter — owned/operated by enterprises and service providers. The rise of workload accelerators adds a new dimension to compute heterogeneity.</P> Market Presentation Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Ashish Nadkarni, Peter Rutten, Kuba Stolarski Worldwide Conversational AI Tools and Technologies Forecast, 2021–2025 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US48051121&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study presents a view of conversational AI tools and technologies revenue from the historical year 2020 through to the forecast years of 2021–2025.</P><P>"The conversational AI tools and technologies market grew significantly during 2020, and IDC expects that this market will continue to grow over the forecast period. IDC forecasts the overall market to approach $7.9 billion in revenue in 2025 at a CAGR of 28.8% over the forecast period," says David Schubmehl, research director, Conversational AI and Intelligent Knowledge Discovery at IDC. "Organizations are racing to provide better employee and customer service using conversational AI solutions across a wide variety of channels including voice, web messaging, SMS, Slack, Facebook Messenger, and Microsoft Teams," said Hayley Sutherland, senior research analyst, Conversational AI and Intelligent Knowledge Discovery at IDC. "These solutions are providing 24 x 7 service answering questions, solving problems, and freeing up customer service and help desk personnel to concentrate on more significant issues."</P> Market Forecast Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT David Schubmehl, Hayley Sutherland Worldwide Server Market Shares, 1Q21: Server Market Grows Following Economic Recovery https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US48032021&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study provides a brief overview of the worldwide server market performance during the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21).</P><P>"The first-quarter 2021 server market performance benefited from a comparison against the most difficult quarter of last year's pandemic-stricken year, but this fact doesn't tell a complete story, said Paul Maguranis, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC. "The considerable increase of server investments during the quarter was also buoyed by global economic tailwinds along with increased investments targeting the modernization of business applications, datacenter infrastructure, and IT operations."</P> Market Share Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Paul Maguranis, Zsofia Madi-Szabo, Greg Macatee, Eric Sheppard Business Outlook and Priorities for European Industries in 2021: Key Areas of Focus in the Post-Pandemic Era https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR248072921&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey provides insights into the main business priorities and IT investments of European industries in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. It focuses on trends in business model transformation, operations, workforces, and value to business. The study is based on IDC’s European Industry Acceleration Survey 2021, carried out among 1,525 organizations with 10 or more employees across Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe.</P> IDC Survey Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Soheyla Mirshahi, Alexandra Rotaru Edge Infrastructure Software — Market Trends and Outlook, 2020–2025 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US48091521&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Market Presentation provides an overview of the edge infrastructure software market. Much of the conversation around edge thus far has been around hardware — but thanks to the use of converged and software-defined elements; it is beginning to shift to software. Despite the proliferation of open source, commercial software has a robust future at the edge, thanks to enterprises and service providers seeking to deliver or gain a consistent and secure experience from their deployments.</P> Market Presentation Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Eric Sheppard, Dave McCarthy, Ashish Nadkarni Future of Customers and Consumers: Delivering True Frictionless Experience Is Still a Challenge for Most Enterprises https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US48045521&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight provides insight into how enterprises globally are currently managing their customer journeys. This document contains data from IDC's <I>Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending (FERS) Wave 2 Survey</I><I>,</I> conducted in February 2021. The purpose of the FERS survey series (12 monthly surveys) is to explore a range of topics related to IT spending priorities, digital resiliency, and technology/organizational priorities in the next normal. The survey solicited replies from 790 respondents across the United States, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, as well as across a range of industries.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Sudhir Rajagopal